The Singing Tree

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Puffin Books, 1939 - Juvenile Fiction - 247 pages
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A Newbery Honor Book - from the author of The White Stag

Life on the Hungarian plains is changing quickly for Jancsi and his cousin Kate. Father has given Jancsi permission to be in charge of his own herd, and Kate has begun to think about going to dances. Jancsi hardly even recognizes Kate when she appears at Peter and Mari's wedding wearing nearly as many petticoats as the older girls wear. And Jancsi himself, astride his prized horse, doesn't seem to Kate to be quite so boyish anymore. Then, when Hungary must send troops to fight in the Great War and Jancsi's father is called to battle, the two cousins must grow up all the sooner in order to take care of the farm and all the relatives, Russian soldiers, and German war orphans who take refuge there. 

"A spontaneous, lively tale"--The New York Times 

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User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

Oh those proud, good, brave, kind, beautiful Hungarians! I have no idea if the the (softened) history is accurate, but what a different picture of WWI is given here than other accounts I've read. I ... Read full review

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User Review  - Murphy-Jacobs - LibraryThing

A companion book to "The Good Master", this second journey into Hungary during wartime has a magic haze around it. I've read it several times and still pull it out to read now. Read full review

Contents

UNCLE MOSES
13
H THE POPLAR LANE
31
THE YOUNG MASTER
51
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About the author (1939)

Kate Seredy (1899-1975) is the Hungarian-born writer and illustrator of numerous children's books. She won the Newbery Medal, the Newbery Honor, the Caldecott Honor, and the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award.

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